Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

Altius wins five-year contract extension with SGP

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Source: Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

Altius Vendor Assessment has won a five-year contract extension to manage supply chain compliance for SGP Property and Facilities Management.

SGP, which manages 45,000 sites on behalf of clients such as, NCP, Pizza Hut, Superdrug and Arcadia Group, first partnered with Altius in 2008 to introduce an online supplier assessment and accreditation system that would ensure high standards from contractors working on clients’ premises.

Kevin Elliott, Managing Director of SGP, said: “The dynamic functionality of the Altius assessment programme has made an important impact on our business, reducing risk for our clients and to our own business. We are delighted to extend our contract with Altius for a further five years. Our objective is to enhance our understanding of our suppliers further, introducing metrics for aligning their capabilities with the requirements of our clients both technically and culturally. ”

Gary Plant, Managing Director of Altius Vendor Assessment, said: “The collaboration has been a resounding success, with 95% of SGP suppliers registered with Altius. This speaks volumes for our flexible, evidenced-based system that tailors assessment to the actual work that the supplier undertakes and the risk they present, so that only the essential information is requested of the supplier. It is a dynamic system that operates in real time, allowing clients to specify their own assessment requirements, and with all the up to date evidence and certification available to view online.”

In 2011, Altius and SGP were awarded the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Innovation in Technology and Systems Award in recognition of the unique supplier assessment service that has been developed.

The Altius system has also been adopted by other national organisations eager to improve their supply chain management and reduce risk and liability. These include Selfridges, Morrisons, Trust Inns, Airbus and QuestGates.

Altius is a member of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) and provides consultancy and advice on supplier management to organisations such as the Rail Safety and Standards Board.

SGP Property and Facilities Management Limited provides specialist facilities management, building services, and property management services to a wide range of clients throughout the UK & Ireland. Operating in the corporate, public, retail and hospitality sectors,. SGP manages services to 45,000 sites across the UK, working with over 1,500 contractors supported by a 120 seat helpdesk based in Leicester. The company is the Property and Facilities Management business of the Johnson Service Group PLC.

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